LUTZ- The Steinbrenner Warriors (7-4) proved to be too much to handle for the Gaither Cowboys (2-3) as the Warriors beat the Cowboys on the road in three straight sets 25-12, 25-14, 25-9.

“We worked efficiently on the serve receive,” said head coach Laura Stegenga.

The Warriors seemed to pick up where they left off as the offense continued to show their dominance in division play against Gaither. The Warriors tallied 36 kills on the evening including 24 kills from seniors, outside hitters Avery Bradshaw and Ashley Akers. The offense worked fundamentally sound throughout the night. The Warriors accounted for a total of 42 digs in the game, 20 of which came on behalf of senior defensive specialist Caroline Pomet and junior middle blocker Lelia Oberschall. The Warriors also tallied a total of ten aces last night including three aces from Pomet and two aces from defensive specialist Brooke Royals.

“We won tonight, but we still have much to work on,” said senior middle blocker Lauren Heldt “We need to assess our weaknesses and thrive on them in the coming weeks.”

In the first set, the Warriors started off strong against Gaither by going on a 15-3 run, never seeming to look back.  The Warriors never trailed in all three matches and were up by at least eight for the entirety of the game. Gaither never went on more than a three point run over the course of the evening.

The first place Warriors come home Thursday to defend their undefeated district record against the Freedom Patriots.


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